Creating long-term partnerships to enhance EU-African collaboration
09:30 - 10:00
The role of Europe in advancing Africa’s mining industry and economic growth
10:00 - 10:40
Developing financial and strategic partnerships to advance new and existing African mining projects
The increasing competition for FDI? Where does Africa sit?
The role of the EU as a customer for African minerals
Evaluating the role of each stakeholder in mitigating jurisdictional risk
Demonstrating political stability- what are investors looking for?
The importance of flexibility in loan instruments to cater to regional and regulatory differences
10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:20
An analysis of European demand for and African supply of raw materials
11:20 - 11:40
Outlook for African steel production- what to expect next
11:40 - 12:20
Forecasting commodity supply and demand and the knock-on effect on mining operations
Reviewing hedging strategies to boost returns and mitigate volatility
Gold vs Copper- which has a more promising long-term outlook for investors
Are gemstones and diamonds underestimated investment opportunities?
Exploring opportunities for battery technology minerals
12:20 - 13:20
13:20 - 15:20
Invited Ministers of Mining from Africa’s most promising countries will give a speech on their country’s mining regulations and advantages for new strategic and financial investors.
15:20 - 16:10
16:10 - 17:10
Spotlight On Africa’s Geological Hotspots
Leading mining companies and technology providers will present case studies on the geology of different African regions and help delegates identify Africa’s next world-class mineral deposits.
17:10 - 17:30
Close of conference day 1
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:00 - 09:20
Digital technology optimising productivity and enhancing mining operations
09:20 - 09:40
Using onsite solar panels to improve energy efficiency and lower costs
09:40 - 10:20
Spotting and taking advantage of disruptor technology
Who are the major strategic and financial partners advancing digital mining technologies?
The role of digital technology improving exploration techniques and lowering investment risk
Onsite electricity generation- the answer to lowering costs?
Balancing automation and efficiency with current labour laws and local content policies
Overcoming adoption barriers to smoothly integrate green and digital technologies
12:20 - 13:20
13:20 - 13:40
Developing a framework for natural resources management, policy formulation and implementation
Best practise for sustainable mining- an operator’s perspective
13:40 - 15:20
The role of sustainable and responsible investing to guarantee the long-term growth of African mining
How can governments create globally competitive mining policies that also support economic development?
What can stakeholders do to narrow the trust gap between local communities, governments and mining companies?
Formulating local content policies that will help local supply chains become self-sufficient
Strategies for enhancing transparency in the extractives industry
How can mining companies and investors quantify a projects social impact?
15:20 - 15:50
15:50 - 17:20
Led by representatives from mining ministries, each roundtable will discuss the investment potential of each African country. Discussions will review legal and fiscal frameworks, geological potential and the next steps to launch new mining projects.